World Food Books is a book shop in Melbourne, Australia.
The Nicholas Building
Studio 19, Level 3
37 Swanston Street
FRI 12-7 PM
SAT 12-4 PM
& OPEN BY APPOINTMENT
MAIL ORDER RUNS EVERY DAY
World Food Books
PO Box 435
Theory / Essay
Architecture / Interior
Graphic Design / Typography
Fiction / Poetry
Film / Video
Sculpture / Installation
Performance / Dance / Theater
Sound / Music
Group Shows / Collections
Illustration / Graphic Art
Ceramics / Glass
Italian Radical Design / Postmodernism
"Various Works 1986 - 1999"
02 February 16 - September 10, 2016
Including: Geometry of Cakes (various shelves), 1993; Poor People’s Law (black and white plate), 1993; White Absence (glasses, ruler, set square, silver spoon, silver ladel with skin photograph and wooden cubes), 1990-1996; Exploitation of the Dead (grey and red star painting, wooden painting, black spoon with red table, red plate), 1984-1990; Money and Zeros (zero tie, paintings made for friends in Australia (Sue, John, Kerrie), numbers painting), 1991-1992; Words - Slogans (various t-shirts) - “they talk about the death of art...help! someone is trying to kill me”, “my sweet little lamb”, “work is a disease - Karl Marx”; Various artist books, catalogues, monographs, videos; Poster from exhibition Insulting Anarchy; "Circular" Croatian - Australian edition; Artist book by Vlado Martek (Dostoyevsky); more.
Thanks to Mladen Stilinović and Branka Stipančić.
Curated by Nic Tammens
March 26 - April 4, 2015
B.Wurtz works from a basement studio in his home on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“USDA Whole Pork Shoulder Picnic 99c lb.”
“RITE AID Pharmacy, with us it’s personal.”
“H. Brickman & Sons.”
“Sweet Yams 59c lb."
Wurtz appears courtesy of Metro Pictures, New York.
December 15 - January 20, 2014
Organized by John Nixon, Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley.
at Minerva, Sydney (curated by Joshua Petherick and Matt Hinkley)
November 15 - December 20, 2014
Lewis Fidock, HR Giger, Piero Gilardi, Veit Laurent Kurz,
Cinzia Ruggeri, Michael E. Smith, Lucie Stahl, Daniel Weil, Wols
“...It contained seven objects. The slender fluted bone, surely formed for flight, surely from the wing of some large bird. Three archaic circuitboards, faced with mazes of gold. A smooth white sphere of baked clay. An age-blackened fragment of lace. A fingerlength segment of what she assumed was bone from a human wrist, grayish white, inset smoothly with the silicon shaft of a small instrument that must once have ridden flush with the surface of the skin - but the thing’s face was seared and blackened.”
William Gibson, “Count Zero”, 1986
"Autumn Projects Archive"
Curated by Liza Vasiliou
March 6 - March 15, 2014
presented by CENTRE FOR STYLE
November 14, 2013
"Hey Blinky, you say chic, I say same"
and a Very Special Thank you to Audrey Thomas Hayes for her shoe collaboration.
Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley
May 10 - June 8, 2013
During shop open hours videos played every hour, on the hour.
2013, English / Japanese
Softcover, 378 pages, 102 x 143 mm
Published by F de C / Tokyo
$10.00 - Out of stock
A bi-yearly ”fashion magazine” featuring:
[ TUNNEL ] While This That/Glam Pictorialism — Robert Cook
Test Shots for Study of new European magazine makeup
Conversation with Shoichi Aoki Parts 1 & 2
STREET magazine No 1 (facsimile) — Shoichi Aoki
Letter To A Young Poet (with a camera)
Conversation with Shoichi Aoki Part 3
Test Shots for Miuccia Prada — Anders Edström and Anne-Sofie Back.
Conversation with Kawori Inbe
In Memoriam: Toyo Ito’s …
Fin de Coppenhague — EB/AH
Honduras. A novella — Robert Cook ( insert )
AE for MM
Inner Cutting and the System / Dooling Jiang DIGEST — Erik Bernhardsson
Takashi Nishiyama — Yumiko Kikuchi320 In Memoriam: Masahisa Fukase 1934 - 2012
CLEARING — AR/AH)
Softcover, 180 pages, 102 x 143 mm
Published by F de C / Tokyo
$10.00 - Out of stock
The F de C Reader #1 is F de C’s first exploitation of print.
A bi-yearly ”fashion magazine”, the Reader will be complemented by a separate visual publication, also published twice a year.
180 pages, containing only the images necessary to give it sense, the F de C de Reader is a ‘fashion’ magazine in the sense that it both starts from and constantly returns to ‘clothing’, but in between it’s focused on everything but. Perhaps closer to a short story about a life in clothes, told by a dozen different characters…
The CONTENTS in this first issue are primarily centered on Japan and China; with a series of conversations starting in Tokyo in the wake of the March 2011 disaster coiling some 40 years into the past and future, in addition to a look at China and creativity, culture and context.
The PRODUCTION itself completely reflects the F de C philosophy:
The first issue is printed in Indonesia where the editorial team worked hands-on with a small local printing company completing the whole job in two all-night sessions. The main design concept was finally inspired by the pocket-sized standard textbooks of the country.
Printed in one color on inexpensive, unbleached paper, with a compact size of 102 x 143 mm and weighing only 80g it is the diametrical opposite of glossy fashion publications. As they say in China, things develop in the opposite direction when they reach their limit.
Anders Edström did photography for Martin Margiela in the early days when the Maison was actually a small Paris apartment and talks about those days as well as about his life in Tokyo where he sometimes experiences difficulties communicating.
Well-known ‘super-tourist’ photographer Max Pam would never do fashion photography, but we discovered that that’s actually what he did when he went to Xinjiang province in 1986. He also talks about the thrills and perils of exhibiting in a Museum in Japan during the economic bubble.
ffiXXed have been making clothes in New York, Berlin and Hong Kong but ended up settling in Shenzhen. What’s it like to work and live in China as a designer, and to be completely independent, meaning you’re actually responsible for your work and production and most of all: able to make real change happen?
Toshio Nakanishi, founder of the influential Japanese new wave band Plastics, talks about the time when Japan erupted in a wave of creativity having previously been flooded by ‘western’ and other cultural influences — a situation not at all dissimilar from China today, as it becomes clear in several conversations with young Chinese designers and fashion design students at The Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Chikashi Suzuki on the (so-so) state of fashion photography in Japan.
Zhang Da, designer at ShangXia Hermes and at his own label Boundless, on the current state of design and creativity in China and looking outside vs. looking within when creating.
Photos of textile factories in the PR of China.
A series of photographs by Motoyuki Daifu.